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February 2020

Knitting: Intro to Cables!

February 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 10 tickets left

In this amazing class, you will learn the skills of learning cables, learning to knit on double-pointed needles (it's not as hard as you think it is!) and learning to read patterns and charts.   Quick Knit Mitts - Simple, soft, and warm mitts to jazz up your winter (and leave your fingers free for texting...or knitting!) Students will complete one mitt in class with the confidence to knit the other mitt at home. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl,…

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Intro to Tai Chi

February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

$50 25 tickets left

Tai Chi is a meditative moving practice that has been gaining popularity in recent years with many studies tying this practice to improved health, wellness as well as longevity. Evidence-based studies have shown that the health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi practice may include increased bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased physical strength and balance, increased immune function, decreased anxiety and depression as well as decreased inflammation. Experienced instructor Aimee Van Ostrand, owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness…

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Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00 10 tickets left

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided by the instructor.  Students will receive a demonstration of the correct way to perform the technique and how to fix the problem. However, the real…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 15 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using various darning techniques. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness, as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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March 2020

Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 9 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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Lavashe/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 10 tickets left

Make your next gathering even more personal with homemade crackers (lavashe). There are as many ways to make lavashe as there are regions in the world! Lavashe is a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, is made with flour, water, and salt. It can be served with dips like​ hummus or baba ghanoush and used for wraps and other sandwiches. Learn a few styles in this inspiring class taught by master baker Ross Safford.…

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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 8 tickets left

Returning instructor Theresa Angelo will guide you in creating a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1" journal which although simple, will be beautiful and robust.  Each one-of-a-kind journal becomes a piece of art, incorporating design decisions regarding paper, cover color, and…

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April 2020

Telling the Story – A Writing Workshop

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 12 tickets left

Nothing grabs a reader more than a good read, a story a reader just can’t put down!  This writing workshop will center on storytelling across all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).  We’ll  read some short pieces from master storytellers and discuss how these writers captivate and hold an audience. We’ll work on a number of writing exercises, focusing on the essentials of good storytelling – developing plot, character, dialogue, point of view, image and metaphor.  And we’ll critique each other’s writing…

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June 2020

I Need to Write! – A Writing Workshop

June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 12 tickets left

“Find out the reason that commands you to write.”   --Rainer Maria Rilke “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  -- Maya Angelou “…figure out what you have to say…”  -- Barbara Kingsolver “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”   --Joan Didion Need to write?  To share ideas and experiences?  Need help on a writing project to make it sing?  Need to explore how, when, or where to publish?  This workshop is for…

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